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There are 4 ways to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo by plane, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Mazatlan (MZT) to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH) MZT - ZIH

$152 - $565

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Bus Autovías  •  23 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Guadalajara Elite/Chihuahuense/Pacifico/Futura
  2. Take the bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo

$57 - $101

2 alternative options

Bus Autobuses Elite  •  20 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo

$67

Drive  •  11 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo 625.5 miles

$80 - $130

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The cheapest way to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo is to bus which costs $1275 and takes 20 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo is to fly which costs $2900 - $11000 and takes 4 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo. However, there are services departing from Mazatlán and arriving at Zihuatanejo via Ixtapa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 34 min.

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The distance between Mazatlán and Zihuatanejo is 801 km. The road distance is 1000.8 km.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo without a car is to bus which takes 20 h 34 min and costs $1275.

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo, including transfers.

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Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Autobuses Elite, depart from Mazatlán station.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo is to fly which takes 4 h 38 min and costs $2900 - $11000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1275 and takes 20 h 34 min.

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There is no direct flight from Mazatlan Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo bus services, operated by Autobuses Elite, arrive at Zihuatanejo station.

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Map of how to get from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo.
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  • Distance: 500.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

What companies run services between Mazatlán, Mexico and Zihuatanejo, Mexico?

Aeroméxico, Viva Aerobus and three other airlines fly from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo 4 times a day. Alternatively, Autobuses Elite operates a bus from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo twice daily. Tickets cost $67 and the journey takes 19 h 27 min.

Airlines
Aeroméxico
Website
world.aeromexico.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Viva Aerobus
Website
vivaaerobus.com
Flights from Mazatlan to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Aeromar
Website
aeromar.com.mx
Flights from Mazatlan to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo via Mexico City
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Bus operators
Autobuses Elite
Phone
01 800 507 5500, 57290807
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
19 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$67
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Estrella Blanca
Website
estrellablanca.com.mx
Bus from Mazatlán to Guadalajara
Ave. Duration
15 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
estrellablanca.com.mx
Económico
$22 - $35
Primera Select
$35 - $50
Autovías
Website
autovias.com.mx
Bus from Guadalajara to Zihuatanejo
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
autovias.com.mx

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Zihuatanejo is 1 h ahead of Mazatlán. It is currently 8:29 AM in Mazatlán and 9:29 AM in Zihuatanejo.

Yes, the driving distance between Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo is 1001 km. It takes approximately 11 h 27 min to drive from Mazatlán to Zihuatanejo.

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Interjet, Aeromar, Viva Aerobus and Aeroméxico offer flights from Mazatlan Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Airport.

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There are 259+ hotels available in Zihuatanejo. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Mazatlán to Mazatlan Airport is to taxi which takes 22 min and costs $110 - $140.

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